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Flying lessons in Sydney: Best Prices, Locations and More

Take to the skies and start to earn your wings with a lesson you will never forget.

Did you think you would ever be able to fly a plane on your own?

You can learn the basics of flying in as little as half an hour, including take-off, landing and even some aerobatic tricks if you really want to show off.

Deals on flying lessons in Sydney

RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&Cs apply.

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Where can I take flying lessons in Sydney?

Most experiences start in either Camden or Bankstown and will fly over the Macarthur region.

With extended training time, you can fly towards Sydney Harbour and the northern beaches.

Our top picks: Flying lessons you can book now

Best for price: Trial Instructional Flight With Aerobatics

Best for price: Trial Instructional Flight With Aerobatics from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Learn the basics of flying a Citabria aircraft
  • 30 minutes of flight time for just $205
  • Hands-on pre-flight inspection and coaching from a professional instructor
  • Experience aerobatics manoeuvres

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Best for value: Learn To Fly

Best for value: Learn To Fly from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • An extended one-hour pilot training for $300
  • You get to fly 98% of the time
  • Choice of two planes: Citabria or PiperSport
  • Flying time can be logged towards your licence

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Best for views: Flying Lesson With Aerobatics

Best for views: Flying Lesson With Aerobatics from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Incredible views over the scenic Macarthur region
  • Learn some classic aerobatic manoeuvres
  • Full flying time can be logged towards your licence
  • Learn to fly “stick and rudder”

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Best for experience length: Light Aircraft Sydney Harbour Training Flight

Best for experience length: Light Aircraft Sydney Harbour Training Flight from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Learn how to fly and navigate the skies for 90 minutes
  • Take the flight controls in a light aircraft
  • Fly past the Bahai Temple and Sydney’s northern beaches
  • Circle Sydney Harbour and view the Opera House

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Flying lesson companies compared: Price, Locations and Durations

Company/Booking agentPriceLocationMinimum Duration
RedBalloon$205+
  • Camden
  • Bankstown
30 minutes
Adrenaline$149+
  • Camden
  • Bankstown
30 minutes
Soar Aviation$189+
  • Bankstown
30 minutes

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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